The possession of paraphernalia is a drug crime in the state of Florida. However, for the State to prove that you were criminally using drug paraphernalia, they will need to establish certain facts. These include, but are not limited to:
- A statement from you that the paraphernalia was being used for drugs
- The existence of residue or a controlled substance in or on the paraphernalia
- Instructions on the use of the device as drug paraphernalia
- The existence and scope of legitimate use of a device within the community
The State will do whatever is necessary to prove your guilt in drug paraphernalia cases. They may rely on circumstantial evidence and even bring in experts to testify about the uses of certain devices. The only way to avoid the strictest of penalties is with an experienced Miami criminal defense lawyer on your side.
How We can Help
The Miami criminal defense lawyers at the Cochran Firm have years of experience helping residents and tourists charged with criminally using drug paraphernalia. We work tirelessly to ensure you are treated fairly while seeking for holes in the prosecution’s case against you. We always fight for a dismissal of your case, but may also choose to plea bargain when the situation demands such action. In any event, we will stand by you, fighting tooth and nail to protect your reputation and freedom.
If you have been charged with criminally using drug paraphernalia in or around Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, or West Palm Beach, Florida, please contact the Cochran Firm South Florida to schedule a case evaluation with one of our criminal defense lawyers today.